Sunday, December 28, 2008

Making It Through

I ended up making it through the day fairly well. Thankfully, the way my body was feeling was a constant reminder to stay on track.

For a snack today, I decided to try one of these bars that I had picked up a while ago...



This bar was actually developed by a weight loss surgeon! The package says to eat a Fullbar with glass of water, 30 minutes before your mealtime and you are supposed to want to eat less and be satisfied at your next meal. Hey, I'm game! The nutritionals were pretty decent for this fairly large bar: 150 cal., 2.5 gr. fat and 5 gr. fiber = 2 Points. Here it is, up close and personal...

This bar was o.k. It was a little chewy and had a strong cinnamon flavor. This bar flavor was supposed to be cranberry almond, but there weren't many almonds, mainly sunflower seeds. Not sure I would buy these again. Not sure if I could say I wanted to "eat less" at my next meal either, but I didn't follow the directions exactly since I had this more like 1 1/2 hrs. before my dinner. In any event, it did o.k. as a snack bar.
Dinner tonight was chicken cutlets for the family. I am so glad I found a way to make these so that I can enjoy them, too. My main trick is to "pan fry" my breaded cutlet first in just cooking spray. Then, I fry the rest for the family in olive oil. My breading is the same for all, so it's just as tasty and a 4 oz. cutlet comes to only 5 Points this way! I also made some roasted cauliflower which I loved and could have eaten the entire batch of. I decided to have the last 2 tbsp. of white bean dip with a few carrots and some New York Style 96% fat free garlic mini bagel chips. It was a filling dinner, all for 10 Points...


I had 2 Points left for dessert and these guys were calling my name...


I used a half serving of them to top my 1/2 c. Breyers Fat Free Double Churned Chocolate Ice Cream...

It was yummy and very sugary, which scared me a little, but I seemed to have survived without incident! Yeah, one day down. I made sure to journal/track everything I ate and I even got in a little extra exercise on the trampoline with the daughters. All in all, a day I can feel good about. Hopefully, my body will get the message and I won't feel so yucky tomorrow!
See you in the a.m. =)




4 comments:

Sharon said...

Glad you had a fun day.

I have never heard of those full bars. Where did you happen to get them?

Madison Song said...

Looks like we're on similar tracks =)
I think I saw Fullbars on TV! I'm not sure, maybe it was something different.
Good job today!!

MizFit said...

hope you are feeling better today after your ON TRACK yesterday!!

Marisa said...

Sharon - I actually came upon them in a random discount store -probably not a good sign for the FullBar people!

Madison - yup, looks like we're back on! Good for you for staying away from those yummy fries!

MizFit - much better, thanks! I love,love, loved your Damage Limitation post!!!